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Not Chiquetaille d’Hareng Fume

I’ve told you about Edmond Pierre in Haiti and the chiquetaille we used to eat on his boat. In fact there were two different types of chiquetaille, one made with dry, salted cod and the other with dry, salted and … Continue reading

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Mirliton Creole

Mirliton or chayote is an attractive, pale green squash that I first heard of and had in Haiti. Prepared roasted, boiled, sauteed or stuffed, even squash haters and children like this mild tasting vegetable. Feeling a bit run down and … Continue reading

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Pikliz!

Perusing my blog stats, I noticed that quite a few visitors have been interested in my Haitian griot recipe.  Heck, after looking at the recipe, I was interested and decided to make some. Quel coincidence!  After I had put my … Continue reading

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Haitian Soupe Giraumon/Joumou

Viciously cold this morning and there I was at 6:30 this morning, resentfully walking my husband’s dog.  It was nine below zero because I looked it up when I got home.   I broke the ice on the dogs water … Continue reading

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Mirliton a la Creole

Mirliton or chayote is a wonderful, mild flavored squash that I was first introduced to in Haiti.  Steamed, stuffed or mixed with spicy shrimp, mirliton is a vegetable that appeals to  most.  Or should.  Versatile, it can be eaten alone … Continue reading

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Chiquetaille a la Creole

Whenever I make chiquetaille (cod fish salad) I think of Edmond Pierre and his African Queen style boat.  Edmond’s wealth and family went back as far as the Haitian independence from the French in 1804.  Edmond’s family was and is … Continue reading

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Chiquetaille Breakfast

I saw Julie Julia for the first time last night.  Interesting.   I can’t say that I liked the story line or plot but I liked Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Julia Child.   I like Meryl Streep in everything she’s … Continue reading

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Griot with Sauce Ti Malice

“Two men, Ti-Malice and Bouki, are good friends. Bouki is gullible, while Ti-Malice is a prankster and more astute. Ti-Malice has meat for lunch everyday and Bouki just so happens to show up at Ti-Malice’s house every day around lunch … Continue reading

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Haitian Poulet Creole with Pikliz

There’s something about these colors that make you want to go to a bar, order a “demi” bottle of Barbancourt and dance the meringue with a really old guy. Instead, I decided to make poulet creole and pikliz. Pikliz is … Continue reading

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File Gumbo Light

In our family, gumbo was chicken, shrimp, sausage, crab bodies and file, period.  No okra. Light on the rice.   There was really no big brouhaha about the roux.   You made a gravy base; no big deal, gravy was … Continue reading

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